Blog Tour: Insanity by Lauren Hammond Movie Casting + Giveaway

Welcome to the next stop in Lauren Hammond's Blog Tour for Insanity. Insanity is the first book in Lauren's Asylum series. The tour is hosted by Confessions of a BOOKAHOLIC. Today we get to share with you who would be ideal to play these characters on the big screen. 

Lauren Hammond Links: Blog / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter

Author Bio: It all began with a dinosaur, a T-Rex to be exact. He was the main character in my very first short story. Me and T, well, we went places. He is the reason I won my first essay contest at age ten. And he is probably one of the number one reasons, I pursued a career in writing.

Throughout high school, I was what you would call a rebel. Someone who had convinced herself that she had life figured out at age sixteen. Still, writing was my only safe-haven during that time. I wrote notebooks full of poetry, even writing fellow classmates papers for them.

Unbeknowest to me, creative writing, seemed to be my one, true calling, my passion in life.
At age twenty, I began writing my first novel. After that, everything seemed to fall into place.
I won Best Poets and Poems of 2007, and The Editor's Choice award for my poem, Summer Days.

Also, during that time I wrote or co-wrote fifteen different screenplays, some which earned me finalist spot in various screenplay competitions.

In 2010, I've come full force, with my novel Love Sucks, that was released by Punkin House Press, in August of 2010. On top of Love Sucks, I have six novels that are slated to be released through the next five years. Also, doing some various marketing work for authors and publishers.

I pride myself in telling fellow writers to always follow their dreams. Who knows where I would be if I would have given up.

Insanity Movie Casting


This is so much fun!

I’d like to Thank Once Upon A Twilight so much for having me on the blog today!


Insanity has to be one of my all-time favorites out of all the books I’ve written. So casting the movie, yay! So much fun!

Adelaide Carmichael ~

Frances Bean Cobain ~ HANDS DOWN. She has an innocence to her beauty that reminds me of Adelaide. I know she’s not really an actress, but when I think of Adelaide this is what I imagine she’d look like.

Damien Allen ~

Logan Lerman ~ I’m sure most of you know who Logan Lerman is. Ahem *Percy Jackson.* But he could also be an awesome Damien, with those blue, blue eyes. And that dark hair.

Dr. Elijah Watson ~

Ryan Gosling ~ This is a no brainier for me. LOL. This is exactly who I pictured for Elijah. On top of looks though, Ryan Gosling is an amazing, amazing actor and I’m entirely confidently he could pull off Dr. Watson’s dark, edgy side and make you shudder while doing it.

Aurora O’Reilly~

Isla Fisher ~ Even though she’s quite a bit older than the Aurora in the book. I don’t think anyone could play her quite like Isla Fisher could.

I mean we all know she can play crazy. “I’ll find you.” ~ Isla Fisher ~ Gloria from Wedding Crashers.

Thanks again for having me! This was so much fun!

Asylum #1
Author: Lauren Hammond
Reading Level: YA
Released: May 8th 2012
Available: Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Summary: (from Author) Summary: Sometimes love...can drive you crazy.

Adelaide Carmichael and Damien Allen couldn't be more opposite.

Adelaide's mother abandoned her when she was ten years old, leaving her to be raised by her abusive and alcoholic father.

Damien on the other hand came from a wealthy family, was a local celebrity, and seemed to have a bright future ahead of him.

Despite their differences, Adelaide and Damien were young, wild, and fiercely in love.

And they had a plan.

They were going to run away.

Be together forever.

And their plan was set in motion, until tragedy struck and for some reason, Adelaide wound up in The Oakhill Institution for the insane.

Adelaide has no idea what she did to wind up at Oakhill, but she knows one thing for sure...

She wants out.

And after Damien follows her there to aid her in escaping, Adelaide slowly begins putting together the pieces of her memory that are missing.

And it doesn't take Adelaide long to figure out that sometimes...

That one true love never dies.


Shoving my feet off the side of the bed, new surroundings burn my eyes. Tan plaster walls instead of thick white padded ones. One oblong barred window. Two dressers. Two closets. Two beds.

They've moved me to a different room.

A gentle squeaking noise bounces off the walls and my eyes avert to my right. Oh crap. They put me in a room with a nut job.

They say I'm a nut job.

But not like this.

Not even close.

She rocks back and forth on her cot, knees to her chest, twisting a piece of her wiry, red hair between her fingertips. Her freckled arms are trembling. She sings with vibrato.

I am slowly going crazy. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six.


Crazy going slowly am I. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six.


I think about screaming again. I think about plugging my ears. Somebody turn her off.

She lifts her head slowly, a maddening look in her big, brown eyes, an eerie smile crawling across her pale, freckled lips. “Shh,” she whispers. “They're coming for us.”

“Who's they?”

She shakes her head and lets out a cackle laced with the deepest kind of crazy. I think they put her in here with me purposely. They're trying to break me. They think if they put me around truly insane people that I'll accept my place here.

Well...They are wrong.
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  1. anything with Ryan Gosling is great :D

  2. Logan Lerman and Ryan Gosling... nice! This sounds like a fun book! I'm especially partial to Logan. The Lightning Thief... Percy Jackson... genius! lol
    Thanks for hosting the tour and giveaway!

    Alyssa Susanna

  3. This book sounds really good. I want to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. I want to really read this, Thx for the chance!!!

  5. This looks like a great book, thanks for this opportunity! Great casting too! I would definitely go see it. :)

  6. Thank you for the giveaway. I think this book looks and sounds really good.

  7. Love the cover and its sounds really good, thanks for the chance.

  8. Can't wait to read this one. Thanks for another awesome giveaway!

  9. This sounds like a great book, and I like your cast picks. Thanks for the giveaway :]

  10. I love the cover and the book sounds really good! Great choices on your cast picks. Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Sounds amazing!! and I love the cast!! Thanks for the giveaway :D

  12. Great picks for your cast, I need to read the book now to see if they fit in my mind!

  13. Adding this book to my TBR list! I like your casting picks!

  14. this sounds lovely! looking forward to this. :)

  15. I want to really read this. sounds amazing and love cover book to.
    Thanks for giveaway!!

  16. I would watch anything with Ryan Gosling in it! I can't cast a book to save my life but your cast sounds terrific!

  17. Thanks for the chance! And for bringing this book to my attention ~ I am intrigued.

  18. I love your picks for a cast!! Lets hope to see it onscreen someday!!

  19. Thanks for the great giveaway!


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